Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hul-tové & Majgehuli

  Rice growing began in the coastal wetlands of eastern China  7,700 years ago. Reading about the rice fields in China during the Stone Age set me thinking about the history of food and our own traditional recipes that have been passed on for generations. Wonder when the oldest recipe was documented in written form?

A family favorite, this combo has been a weekend super hit for multiple generations now.

Sweet pumpkin : chopped in cubes
Arhar daal: 1 cup boiled

For the masala:

 Dhaniya Seeds: 2 tsp
Cinnamon: 1/3 os a stick
Peppercorn: 8-10
Cumin: 1 tsp
Red chili: 4-5
Asafoetida: 1/4th tsp
Chana Daal: 1 tbsp
Coconut fresh grated: handful

Roast the above (except coconut) in 1/4 tsp oil till it leaves aroma. Let it cool for a bit, add coconut and grind  to fine paste.
Cook the pumpkin and daal (separately), to it add the above ground masala, lemon size jaggery, tamarind paste ( juice of a lemon size tamarind) and salt . Bring to a boil.

For tempering: In heat 1 tsp of ghee add mustard seed, after it splatters add asafoetida and curry leaves.


Grind the below into fine paste

Coconut: 3/4 cup
Cilantro leaves: small bunch
Green Chili/Thai pepper: 3-4
Peppercorn: 4-5
Jeera: 1 tsp
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Mustard seed: 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Add the above paste to 2 cups of yogurt (preferably sour yogurt). Do not heat.
For tempering: In heat 1 tsp of ghee add mustard seed, after it splatters add asafoetida and curry leaves. Enjoy the combo with steaming rice and ghee.

We would love to hear about recipes that have been part of your family for generations, please leave a link. :)

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  1. Looks perfect , totally mouth watering

  2. Wow..That looks fabulous...Amazing pictures...

    Thank you for all the support friends...We have happy that we could come across you..See you around!!

  3. Hi,

    Dat looks so yummmmmmmmmmm...


  4. looks yummy n loved ur pic looks colorful

  5. history of food is always an interesting subject....

    love the presentation and the recipes...

  6. Wow! The first click is awesome and the food looks so tempting :.-)

  7. very new combo pumpkin with dal delcious nice presentaton
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  8. Hey Turmericnspice- Thanks for visiting SHP! Do keep dropping by. And I was very kicked to discover your blog as majige huli and the tove recipes has been part of my family for generations too!! Are you guys from South Karnataka? :) I'm off to check out some more recipes and soak in the familiarity :)


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